The Rays called up their 1st base prospect, Nate Lowe, to go with Ji-Man Choi, Yandy Diaz and Daniel Robertson, which brings me to the real question of the day: How can Tampa have so many corners on their roster and no bodegas? The Rays have more cornermen than Avon Barksdale. My 9th grade geometry teacher, Mr. Corbello, would tell you, if you have two sides of a diamond and four corners, then you’re looking at a clusterfudgeogram. The clusterfudgeogram generates little playing time and lots of headaches for those making heads or tails of it. The real question might be: Would the Rays be as daft to call up one of their top prospects to ride the bench? That seems unlikely, but since he’s a lefty and this is Kevin Cash, and Cash Ruins Everything Around Me, C.R.E.A.M. get the funny way to set your lineup, ya big dummy. We care because Lowe’s got some lumber. His projections are at the Prospectonator, and they’re not too shabby, like the quarter piece of Harrison Ford’s Jewishness. Prospect Mike ranked Nathaniel Lowe (Why so serious, Nate?) in his top 100 fantasy baseball prospects and said this elsewhere, “Lowe is a big left-handed bat who can hit for both average and power. In 2018, he popped 27 homers and hit .330/.416/.568 across three levels. He’ll be ready when the Rays need him, unlike how no one needs Grey.” Okay, not cool! I tried to add Nathaniel Lowe and Nate Lowe everywhere; I believe they’re the same person and they were both gone. However, I didn’t contract any FOMO. Finding a bat corner bat with some pop is as easy as going down to the corner store, grabbing a burner Moreland-type and avoiding the clusterfudgeogram. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Michael Wacha – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.78 as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I walked out of the restroom without the water running, because I didn’t touch anything while I was going, and I don’t see why we need a meeting to discuss this.”
Harrison Bader – 2-for-3 and a slam (3) and legs (1), hitting .222. He’s one good week away from being exactly where we thought he’d be in the preseason.
Anthony Rendon – Out seven of eight games, as he continues to be day-to-day for over a week. When a guy is hurt but doesn’t go on the IL, it’s purgatory like being in the waiting room to see a Mets doctor. “Dr. Met will be right with you…Sometime in May.”
Patrick Corbin – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.58. Elias Sports Bureau said his 3.58 ERA is the 3rd best ERA in the majors.
Zack Wheeler – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.05. His velocity was off, and, at one point in the 5th inning the manager and trainer went out to visit Wheeler, but whatever it was he said, they were satisfied and left him in. This sounds whatever for most teams. For the Mets? *goes over playlist for band set for the Titanic, crosses off Ain’t Goin’ Down Like That by Cypress Hill*
Pete Alonso – 1-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .304. The slump will come at some point, but I have to say after this awkward middle to a sentence when I’m saying I’m going to say something that I’m obviously saying, he looks good on two-strike counts, and might just curtail a huge dip in average.
Jesse Winker – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .239. Winker’s not doing a ton but hit a few solo homers, but, ya know what, I wouldn’t mind some of that crap from Puig. When does that ManBearPuig start playing?
Jose Peraza – 2-for-5, 1 RBI and his 3rd steal, hitting .200, but hitting .333 in the last week, and he was smoking everything he saw yesterday. He’s out of his slump, and should absolutely be owned.
Justin Verlander – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.45. During the Mets game, I saw a stat that said Wheeler threw the 3rd most pitches per game at 103, which I thought was comically low — Nolan Ryan used to throw 103 pitches in the 1st inning to one batter. With that said (Grey’s gonna make a point? Awesome!), I’d guess Verlander is near the top of that list. Then, unhappy with guesses, I Googled it, and Verlander’s thrown 102.8 per game. So…yeah, I don’t know. When I started this blurb it seemed interesting.
Jake Odorizzi – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.34. At 29 years old, Odorizzi’s velocity is up this year (91 to 92 MPH), and has his best K/9 since his salad days for the Rays. By the by, all Rays salads are tossed at one of the 27 local-area Hooters restaurants.
Nick Margevicius – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.23. I’d have a hard time pulling the trigger on Margevicius even in a good matchup, and this was not a good one. According to the Streamonator, his next one isn’t either.
Mike Soroka – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.62. His peripherals (11.3 K/9, 3.2 BB/9, 2.85 xFIP) are almost as gorgeous as his ERA, and I’m loosening the reins on him. I would add him in most mixed leagues, including shallower ones.
Ozzie Albies – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 3rd homer in two games, hitting .299. Salary-Depot dot com says Albies earned $41.06 between homers, but almost $59 if you count his hours sleeping. He’s a light sleeper, though.
Ender Inciarte – Left yesterday’s game with a hamstring injury. Just terrific for all my weekly leagues where I’m headed for a Ziplock. Ender was just starting to come out of his early-season struggles. Nothing’s fair. Life’s not fair. This is not fair! Screams at a sign for a County Fair coming soon, “YOU’RE NOT EVEN FAIR!”
Jacob Webb – 2/3 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save. Five ladies and gentlemen, your new Braves closer! Maybe. I don’t know. I did pick him up where he was available. He was a closer in the minors, has a 95 MPH fastball, and the Braves bullpen is such a mess it would not surprise me at all if they just gave Webb a looksie, and, if that looksie goes well, that’s all he needs.
Brad Keller – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.07. Oh, no, his evil twin, Bad Keller. Not cool, Bad.
Jorge Soler – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .227. Marla Gibbs called and said get the hell out of her house!
Adalberto Mondesi – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 8th steal. He’s on pace for a 15/40 season, and hasn’t even been scalding hot yet.
Frankie Montas – 4 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.97, but had 6 unearned runs for a major ticker shock that had owners running for an angiogram. You know you’re living your best life when the Regression Fairies show up at your door and it’s with unearned runs. That’s like when you have to go see your in-laws, but it’s a huge function so you can go disappear to the bar and no one knows you’re not there.
Eduardo Rodriguez – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.16. This is when the in-laws find you at the bar and wave everyone over to you. I’m continuing to hold this “L” Ed-Rod, but his thetans are infecting my entire fantasy team.
Michael Chavis – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs, hitting .286. Chavis moving into rarefied territory! Which is mentions in the roundup when he doesn’t steal or homer. Chavis Fantasy Baseball Player of the Week!
Jackie Bradley Jr. – 1-for-4 and his 3rd steal, hitting .155. I’m cyclops’ing JBJ for potential to pickup, so you don’t have to. You’re welcome.
Rafael Devers – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th steal. He still doesn’t have a home run. Yo, why’s Dee Gordon wearing a Devers’s uniform? That ain’t cool news, early-internet weblog.
Kenta Maeda – 5 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.41 vs. Jeff Samardzija – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 2.53. This matchup was billed as, “Two guys I should’ve drafted in every deep league, but was trying for stupid upside and now my teams have a 6.50 ERA.” Limited appeal with that billing name, obviously.
A.J. Pollock – Headed to the IL with an elbow infection. How many Pollocks does it take to get an infection in their elbow? One. Alex Verdugo should get more playing time, unless Dave Roberts decides to try David Freese in center, because they have a David bond, which they say to each other like, “Bond, David bond.”
DJ LeMahieu – Out with inflammation in his knee. Yankees are playing a game of injury whack-a-mole — bang down one, another pops up.
Zach Davies – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 1.38. Glad Davies is working out The Kinks, but if you think I’m owning him then L-O-L-a.
Jesus Aguilar – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and two homers (1, 2), hitting .156. “Forgive us, but when we’re going over this next overpass, we need to toss this body out of the car–Wait! Jesus, is moving! It’s a sign from above!” I don’t believe in anything superstitious, or even a little bit titious, but I did light 270 Jesus candles around my house and it looks like it paid off! Finally, a sign. If you dropped him, pick him back up. If you were worried Jesus retired and opened a school for exorcism-slash-greeting card store called, “My Treasured Possessions,” fear no more!
Yonder Alonso – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .190. Can Machado start hitting some homers too so Thanksgiving isn’t awkward?
Tim Anderson – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .375. I watched an interview of him yesterday still talking about the bat flip and some reporter (white guy) asked him if the bat flip was just the “verve of the moment” taking over. Baseball sucks the life out of baseball; it’s incredible. Anderson shouldn’t just said he was getting his “verve on.”
Manny Banuelos – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.70. Fun fact! His name translates to “Many Bathrooms.” He comes from a long line of weak bladders. Bathrooms has been around the block, starting pro ball in 2008, and he has 40 2/3 IP in his career, so, yeah, if you have to take a whizz, I guess, but I’d be very careful with this reclamation project.
Ervin Santana – Elected to be a free agent. Sounds like a libertarian candidate.
My bregman for Jose R? Analyzer says yes. I’m leaning no
My bregman, Pete Alonso, and Shaw for his Jose R and Benintendi? I’m leaning yes and analyzer says yes
I have ozuna, Bellinger, voit, albies, peraza, mazara and Stanton on DL. Team crushing it right now. Trying to trade high for Low
Jeez – Leclerc has to be toast now, right?
LeClerc or Alvarado
Machado and Kyle Freeland for Trea Turner and Jack Flaherty?
Kepler Or Tapia?
OBP league, drop Heyward for Senzel?
Awesome write-up! Keeper trade question. 10 team 5×5 with 10 keepers:
Trout, Voit, Adell, Meadows, Glasnow
Soto, Mondesi, Robles, Tatis, Alonso
Grey, would u drop Soler to pick up Verdugo or hold?
@Grey: weekly roto. conforto for whit? which side do you like?
Conforto, pretty even
12 team league with categories for saves and holds rather Parker and Alvarado or Osuna and seranthony?
13 team dynasty roto with defensive stuff added (putouts, double plays, assists, OF assists, fielding %, hits, doubles, triples, BB’s and OPS for hitters, complete games, shutouts, double plays, holds, K/9, relief wins, pickoffs, QS for pitchers. 10 man prospect slots on separate stash rosters and up to 10 NA stashed on team as well and infinite DL’s (and suspended guys can go into fake stash rosters as well)
C OBP wolf
3B bregman (SS)
IF (1) devers (3B)
LF mcclutchin’ (RF)
RF choo (LF)
OF (1) brocktune (RF/LF)
util (1) bellinger (1B/RF/LF)
BN (we have deep total benches, and 1800 innings max): principal blackman (CF/RF), posey C/1B (could just drop him here easily, stream a 2nd catcher if/when needed), ceager (SS), renfroe (LF/RF)
hitter prospects: l.garcia (WAS), vientos, o.cruz, valera, b.thompson, x.edwards, varsho, mejia, larnach, trammell, florial, k.lee, w.calhoun, brujan
SP: glasnow, V2, fried, ryu, maeda, gibson, bassett, rodon the monster
RP (7): g.holland, k.herrera, colome, kela, pressly, kenley, osuna
DL: a.wood, archer
pitching prospects: graterol, luzardo, touki, n.pearson, duplantier, mize
got an offer of machado for my devers + andujar, is that enough or try to get a bit more in that? machado isn’t a whole lot older than those 2, 4 years older than andujar and around 3ish older than devers (or i have that backwards, i know the times are right though as i looked them up yesterday)
I’d grab Machado
Anything known on how long Astudilo and tatis will be on DL?
Sounds like minor injuries
What level of a closer would you take for Odor? Hicks is probably the lowest of my targets: Hicks, Raisel, Shane Greene.
Hicks, Raisel, Greene
Here are some of the starting pitchers available in my league.
Kyle Hendricks, Jon Gray, Kyle Freeland, Brandon Woodruff, Jake Odorizzi.
Here is my current starters. Would you drop one or more to pick up anyone listed above? Thank You !!!
Odorizzi — lose Happ
I own Tim Beckham and Peraza. Would you pick up any of the following in place of these two? I have no specific needs. Just want two best players.
Shaw over Beckham
Strop or Alvarado?
A. Will be in constant competition for saves the rest of the year, so should only be rostered if better options are unavailable
B. Is simply just a set up man
C. Will eventually take over as the full time closer and gain top 15 value
D. Is and will remain the current closer for the Rays.
I own DSJ, Peraza, and Dozier. Would you drop any of them to pick up any of the following? My needs are runs.
DSJ — Shaw
As a pure upside play and current bench bat would you drop nate lowe or vogelbach for chavis? Thanks.
Leaning more towards dropping vogey as he hasnt done much since his hot start
Thanks, who if any of the following would you prefer over Pollock? Choo, Gardner, or Kepler.
Once Meadows is off the DL, I assume he would be the pick over any of those three, right?
Kepler — yes, Meadows
Just traded away my 2B, should I be picking up Peraza or Schoop??
A. Kikuchi droppable in 12-team points league?
B. Could you rank the following: Peraza, N. Lowe, Chavis, Walker, H. Dozier
C. Pollock droppable?
A. Yes B. Peraza, Walker, Dozier C. Sure
V Velazquez or Lucchesi?
Which side in 12 team roto:
Grey! Have you watched any games at Miller Park this year? The way balls are flying out of there they should call it Coors Light, which is very off brand, but still.
This is apropos of nothing, by the way, just wanted to make a joke that’s surely already been made. Avoiding the mountain of work I have at work today.
Every player in those parks has beer goggles… It’s not Miller Park anymore tho, sadly
I know who HOT likes mode but curious if you agree:
Walker v Sabathia (batting 5th)
J Turner v Pomeranz
Only have room to start 1
Deal any of Dahl, Bryant or Domingo Santana for German Marquez or Corbin?
Dahl or Domingo for Corbin
Picked up Escobar and Peraza today but dropped Tatis with his 10day IL designation (Judge already in my IL spot) coming down for Winker (reds vs Vargas tonight!). SHould I try to pick Tatis back up for Peraza or Escobar or should I chase down Palanco? Which of these 4 would you rank from most value to least- ROS 8 team Roto….BTW Im targeting SS specifically. My guess for most value would be Peraza because of his early slump so he hasnt given much of what he can do yet. What say you Grey??
Peraza, Escobar, Tatis…everyone else
drop wong or fletcher in 16 team roto with pretty much everything added (OBP over AVG, slugging, total bases, OPS, hits, XBH), got marte party PIT back
You dropping Yandy Diaz or Profar for your boy Tapia? Gracias.
profar is a drop far ahead of yandy for sure if either is a drop for tapia.
Would you give up Rizzo/Wheeler for DeGrom? Pollock or Shaw would fill the UTIL slot that Rizzo occupies. Seems like a gamble of which Mets pitcher has their arm fall off first…
Are we as excited about Senzel this week as we were about Tucker Cole a few weeks back?
Hey Grey, love your column.
So…I drafted Bader and Peraza and ended up dropping both. Picked Peraza back up. Someone dropped Inciarte and I snagged him. Now, do I drop Inciarte for Bader, or Hold? Who do you think has the best chance of moving back up in the lineup? Can’t deal with these teams batting them 8th, like cmon already.
I’d want Ender, but close
Cool. So I would need to drop Ender, Cole or G Polanco. Hold or cut who? Thanks
Mallex Smith for Straham
Should I deal Jon Gray for Muncy? i need power. or do you think i can do better?
I’d take Muncy there.
Send G. Marquez/Javy Baez/K. Marte for V. Robles/Story/Thor?
Mondesi or degrom ?
Quantrill @braves you starting?
Drop R. McMahon to get Nate Lowe? (UTIL spot/bench depth).
12 team, 6×6 (ops)
Looking to maybe add Bader, would have to swap him with an OF I own.
Drop any of these for him?
Braun, Franmil, DSmithJR, Tapia (lineup today, yay), KMarte (love his elg though)
Or I could dump Elias, but I swapped him for Swarzak so I feel pot committed lol
Is it time to cut pollack, no room on dL for him. Replacements available would be bader, Danny santana, verdugo, or the ultimate tease buxton
Do I drop Tucker and pick up Peraza?
No idea who Tucker is
I’d want Peraza
Would you want Vlad or Jose Ramirez ROS?
Unless a keeper, that feels generous. Redraft id have a hard tim preferring Vlad.
Appreciate if you can help rank the following:
I own all except Peraza. Who is the drop? Note Peraza 2b/SS eligibility is a particularly helpful for my roster.
Alternatively, could drop J Lucchesi or Ed Rod, but not loving that idea.
On Lucchesi — he was pitching well on Sunday into the 4th inning. Two weak grounders were his demise. Robles made a good hustle play to beat Lucchesi to first, then there was a throwing error. I’m currently trust him especially when pitching at Petco going forward.
Franco — agreed on Lucchesi, plus tough matchup
Grey, I think at the end of each of these write ups you should just rank all the hot adds you mention that day vs. Guys you said to add over the previous weeks, vs. Random schmotatoes. Just a thought.
1. Drop any IL to put Tatis on?
Hicks, Ohtani, Astudillo, Meadows?
10T 5×5… would add Peraza. Could also just keep Tatis on the bench.
Sadly b/c he is fun to root for, but drop the catcher.
What closer do you want in Tampa?
Alvarado, Castillo, Pagan in that order
Preparing to abandon ship on Buehler. Hoping to capitalize on his name value. Are these realistic and/or good moves?
1) Buehler for Flaherty/Wheeler
2) Buehler for Bieber/Glasnow
3) Buehler for Greinke/closer
4) Buehler for Carrasco/closer
I know Grey and DT disagree on whether he’s a buy or sell, so curious to hear both of your opinions.
I’d send Greinke and a closer
I think he’s selling Buehler.
I’d take 1, then 2. Don’t feel realistic though.
I’d want Buehler in all but Greinke/closer deal
Sorry, I mean opposite
I own Buehler. Are you saying you’d sell him for any of the 1, 2, and 4 packages?
I mean, 2 first, then 1.
Is Corey Seager a buy low target?
Who is odd man out – Ed-Rod, McHugh, Yonny, Lucchesi?
Do you prefer Maeda or Domingo German?
Yonny — Maeda
Looking to move Mondesi I have Dan Murphy, moose, and Peraza I can play there.
Of Pham,goodrum, merrifield, mccutchen
Util Votto, Garver
Bench Tatis jr
Sale, Glasnow, woodruff, eikoff, straham, Paddack, degrom, tailion, Vasquez, Hicks,Holland, Jeffress
Is there a ?
I need better pitching unless you think german is going to be my ace test of year who would you target if I’m giving up Mondesi
German Marquez? Yes, could be
12 team 5×5 roto.
I’m last in ERA/WHIP.
Current SP: Wheeler, Price, Lucchesi, Ed-Rod, McHugh, Yonny, IL – Nelson.
Current RP: Wade Davis, Will Smith, Buttrey, Elias
I was offered Maeda for my Buttrey. Other manager is trying to consolidate Robles/Buttrey.
Part of me thinks I should just accept but is Maeda just another SP similar to what I already got?
If I move Buttrey, I’ll pick up Diego Castillo for save speculation – which of those SP would you drop to do so?
I’d take Maeda
Benintendi, Bryant and Cole or Machado, Flaherty, Pham in a keep forever standard category roto league?
Ugh, close tho… Could see going different way
So ask for better bat than Pham?
Yeah, if you can
With Rendon finally placed on the DL, should I add:
Hunter Dozier, Yandy Diaz, Maikel Franco, Muncy, or Brandon Lowe?
Ender seems to be hurt-would you drop him or DJ LeMahieu for either Pereza or Senzel.
Which would you drop?
Nick Castellanos or Hunter Dozier ROS? Is ir close?
Treinen and Parker for Wheeler and Chavis?
I currently have Renado Nunez at 3b. Thanks
Need help at SP and OF.
Figure SP is easier to find gems throughout the season so would you trade:
Glasnow for Puig?
I’d want more at this point
12 tm AL only dynasty league
Would you drop either Wellington Castillo or Danny Jansen for Williams Astudillo?
Trade Domingo Santana and Luke Voit for Hoskins in a 12 tm 5×5 OBP league?
12 team daily league 6×6 with OPS and holds the extra categories.
Current Outfield and Utility: Acuna, Bennitendi, Robles, Hoskins, Domingo, Dahl. I have G
I have Polanco and Mazara on my bench.
Pitchers: Snell, Flaherty, Bieber, Paddack, Yu, Strahm. Leclerc, Brasier, CHapman, Parker
A. Would you trade Benitendi for Sale?
B. Would you trade G Polanco for Alvarado?
A. No B. Sure
Asdrubal Cabrera or J. Peraza Thanks for y’alls opinion
Start Verdugo over any of Braun, Soler or Laureano?
ROS, how do you rank the below is OPS is a category
Winker, Castellanos, Aguilar, Bader, Polanco, Mazara
Cast, Mazara, Aguilar
your 14 FAAB for odor in AL only was SPOT ON! i went a bit higher and wasted an extra 8 bones since i was worried, but the 2nd highest bid was 12, so nearly exactly optimal prog on that one.
that same AL only, turns out n.lowe stash just before vlad came up worked out well (1 stash slot): OBP over AVG, total bases added net steals over steals, QS over wins and holds added. 10 team h2h.
1B box wine (OF)
SS villar (2B)
MI odor (22 won, should’ve gone with yr 14, when i noticed the other MI out there and still being stuck with harrison i over did it, won’t matter unless/until really good FA come out of the NL later in year, last year i got villar though for i think only the high teens or so, meadows was VERY expensive last year here due to our keepers being previous season’s ADP’s and meadows of course very cheap this year from that)
OF (4): tauchman, bauers (1B), grichuk, a-gor
util (1) r.nunez
BN rengifo (2B/SS)
DL: otani, upton
drop tauchman (move gallo to OF) for bringing up lowe now (this would make roster moving harder, as i’d have exactly 4 OF guys for 4 OF slots, and do we really know how much playing time n.lowe is getting anyway?)
Can you wait a little?
yep. until an injury happens and i want to make a move, these pitchers which are the best ones out there right now and it’s not as if i’m dropping bassett hound likely after TWO showings like that
SP: bieber, paxton, gibson, porcello, many bathrooms, bassett hound, minor, swanson (well HIM i could drop, but the options are weak, unless he loses his job shortly to sheffield, but he wasn’t good in relief either)
RP (4): swarzak, pressly, barnes, buttrey
best “options” if i were intending to drop swanson
reid foley (appears to have the shoemaker spot now, but he’s been really bad most of the time)
SAMPSON (also been mostly horrible)
brooks baseball (pretty bad)
cahill (possibly better than swanson, but less upside)
jefry rod (if he comes back up he’d be the guy, supposedly WILL be up for the 7th)
nova, bundy, straily, shelby (big nopes)
so until i want to drop swanson for one of duffy/cahill/jefry rod i can easily wait, but i should nab jefry rod before the 7th, as somebody else will notice he’s back before he actually is.
I’d hold Swanson for now
i thought bader was doing badly too so far, till i saw his OPS. the slugging is fine and the OBP is FAR higher than i thought it was or would be. his BB’s have gone up a LOT he’s already fine.
Send G. Marquez/Javy Baez/K. Marte for V. Robles/Story/Thor?
Any thoughts on this trade? My main focus is for this year, players can only be kept for this year and next?
1 Cut Weaver (next vs Colorado) to pick up Eickoff (next vs Nationals)? (reading good things about Eickoff’s peripherals)
2 Is Smoak meh? Grabbed Lowe – thinking of cutting Smoak for a streamer spot…..
3 – Dumb question but – trade Holland for Suarez?
4 – Trade Holland for Tatis?
Thanks – always appreciate it – and want you to know, i read you at 3am in NJ when I wake up – so always appreciate you posting right at 3. Like clockwork!
1. Sure 2. Cut Smoak 3. No idea who Holland is 4. I guess still not sure
Greg Holland the closer!
For Andrew Suarez or Eugenio? I’d go Eugenio or Holland
No problem on posting!
1. Please rank – DJ; Senzel; Chavez.
2. Please rank: Velazquez; Ray; Fried
Chavis, Senzel 2. Fried, Ray
Peraza or Kierboom
Kieboom. Peraza is basically a 6 HR, 15-18 sb and pretty meh avg. guy. How this guy is getting all this hype and love is beyond me.
Need to trade some hitters due to roster crunch. What sp should I target if I’m willing to part with Alonso and Domingo Santana? What’s a fair return on that package?
A top 10 SP
@Grey: This is my rest of week outlook with pitchers 10 team 5×5 with Ls and K/9 –
1. Marquez @ MIL / v. ARI
2. Yonny Chirinos @ BAL (90% sure he’s going again at some point over the weekend)
3. Flaherty @ CHC
4. Matz @ MIL
5. Glasnow @ BAL
6. Peacock @ MIN
7. Fried v. SD
Am I rolling everyone out there except for Matz?
Rumor mill has Senzel coming up as early as Friday
is Vince Velasquez for real ? I am in a 4×4 (no K’s)
He is available with kelly (ARIZ) and stephenson (cinn) on the waiver and soon to be next week Tyler Beede and Quantrill.
I would need to dump T Guerro ( MIA)
whats your order ? Who cant use wins without killing whip or ERA
I wouldn’t touch him in a no Ks league…
How about the other guys… Stephenson with his Fulcher wins and seemingly he has turned the corner
What’s the ?
If I pull the trigger on sending my Dahl, Darvish, and Corey Seager for their Juan Soto and Folty am I winning this one? Trade analyzer loves it, does the FML concur?
I grabbed Jacob Webb last night when I saw his minor league history. I’m in a holds league, so even if he doesn’t work his way into the closer job, I can see him becoming a relevant holds option for the Braves.
But yeah, I agree with you, they’re such a mess that he might get a chance to run with the job. Keeping fingers crossed!
Verdugo or Joc
So love reading your daily articles. Make Fantasy Baseball more enjoyable. Have a couple questions.
1) Drop Yuli Gurriel or Garrett Hampson for Nick Senze (who may be up by this weekend)?.
2) Porcello on trading block. Would you trade Lucchessi or Eflin for him? or hold.
3) If hold, try to trade Luchessi or Eflin for Soroka or Caleb Smith?
Thanks! 1. Gurriel 2. Eflin 3. Lucchesi for Smith
Other teams counter-offer is his Steve Matz for Luchessi. Trade Analyzer favors Lucchesi. I know not to start Matz at Milwaukee per your comment to another. But do you favor Steven over Joey?
Per Jon Heyman – Nick Senzel due up Friday
As a Travis Shaw owner, I need the hope Senzel provides – hoping for best case that he rakes while I wait out Shaw’s slump
Id like to trade for Snell in my league. 16 team H2H points dynasty keeper.
The guy who owns him has a garbage roster. I am 4-0 but def need the SP.
Alfaro, Encarnacion, Voit, Brian Dozier, H.Dozier, Tatis Jr., Simmons, Carlos Santana, Dahl, Winker, Trout, Domingo, Goodrum, Tapia.
Pitching : Arrieta, Luchessi, Folty, Lester, Maeta, Flaherty, Caleb Smith
RP: Castillo, Barnes, Doolittle, Swarak, Shane Greene.
Prospects: Bo Bichette
The guy says it will take alot to get Snell but his team is garbage. What is a fair offer?
FYI I only have enough $$ for one more FA pickup this season.
Tatis and Winker? Dahl and Winker? Tatis and Folty? Winker and Folty?
Ok thanks I’ll throw out the offers
He accepted tatis and Folty.
Thanks again. Not sure what your going to get with Folty, and I have Simmons in place until Bichette un-breaks his hand.
Looking to sure up 1B/flex. Please rank for ROS:
Nice- was confirming my rankings! Thanks!
Peraza leading off again!!!
Was matter of time
I need to drop someone in order to move Canning from the NA spot to start today.
would you drop Margevicius, C. Tucker, or Profar (both bench guys)?
My current 3B/SS/ UTL are: Machado, Bogaerts, Kieboom, & Chavis.
Thanks in advance
Are you impressed with Tony Wolters thus far? He’s great behind the plate, he’s throwing out runners and he already has more doubles and hits than last year (or something like that). Can he keep up, what has he done differently?
Rockies play a ton at home in May and also go to Milwaukee. For a struggling position in catcher, I’m on-board.
He’s not a good hitter, but defensively he’s solid — glorious mustache tho, indeed!
I think I may take the plunge on him for May. Great schedule and is making more contact. I’m hoping the 26 year old is going to get better. Still learning the catching streamer game….which I loathe. Austin Barnes stinks lately.
Plus, Robert Rose goes to Wolters for moustache grooming techniques.
Damnit. Robert Roode….the joke is funnier if spelled correctly.
They should come to me for the bestache
Some pyscho got impatient and dropped Kluber. Im the 12th in waiver position but i gotta try obviously. Who should I drop for him? Yahoo 12team 5×5 roto
Peraza was also dropped, if you think i should swap any of these guys for him as well
Assuming I dont get Kluber, who would you drop to activate Andujar as soon as next week? I can only hope Tatis gets a timely IL stint, however i would eventually need to give someone the axe.
I have tried a bunch of trades sending away 2 bats for a pitcher instead of dropping bats, but no one will deal. kinda in a pickle i feel
just listing my whole team for context of strengths/weaknesses
Alfaro, Voit, Villar, Mondesi, Baez, Rosario, Domingo Santana, Dahl, Puig, Myers, Shaw, Tatis Jr., Andujar (IL)
German Marquez, Paddack, Glasnow, Bieber, Ray, Lucchesi, Hand, Hader, Yates, Smith, Alvarado, Clevinger (IL)
Thank you Grey and happy tuesday
Can drop Ray or Lucchesi if you need room
Who you like more, kieboom or Nate Lowe?
J. Aguilara and Verdugo also out there to pick up..
How long are we holding onto Shaw in a 10 team, he was supposed to be my 2B but Moncada is holding that position down nicely so for right now he is a bench bat.
Another few weeks